Climate Change

Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr.

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, June 20th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For a list of today's events like Hip Hop Caucus leader, The Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. discussing climate change as a civil rights issue follow the headline...

 

Becky Lomax

Becky Lomax, author of USA National Parks - The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks, speaks to KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl by cell phone from a meadow with an incredible view of Yosemite Falls (see photo). She touts some of her favorite underrated destinations, talks about wildlife and the significance of Dark Skies designation, and explains how Glacier National Park near her home is impacted by climate change. 

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Dan Rosenthal joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about the ski and music trip he took with Pam, visiting all 38 IKON resorts in North America while performing music to promote climate action and sustainable living.

A bill that Democratic lawmakers say is needed to fight climate change has cleared its first hurdle at the state Capitol.

House Bill 1261 would set a goal for Colorado to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent before 2030.

It would also give a state board the authority to approve new regulations that would help the state reach that goal.

Wilderness Workshop

Today's community calendar for Wednesday,March 6th is underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like Naturalist Nights at The Third Street Center, featuring How Changing Climate is Affecting Wildflowers and Pollinators in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, follow the headline...

In a cow pasture near Shawnee in central Oklahoma, Kirk Wilson parks his work truck, grabs a harness, and prepares for a 30-foot climb.

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A recent study found that a changing climate could cut the length of ski season in half in some parts of the US by 2050, and more by the end of the century. This could have significant impacts on Colorado’s ski industry, which generates almost $5 billion annually and creates more than 46,000 jobs. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at two resorts on Colorado’s West Slope to find out what they’re doing to protect the snow and the bottom line.

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Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey share about thier book The Trust Frequency: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm, Andrew's for-profit climate restoration startup Sacred Earth Enterprises, and The First Fifty Years. Andrew and Connie present "Climate, Consciousness and the Indigenous Connection" with Anuk Bald Eagle and Sally Ramney at the Third Street Center on January 3 at 7pm with support by Davi Nikent.

Utilities Tap into Once-Wasted Energy with Hydropower

Dec 20, 2018
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Experts say that in order to reach climate goals we need to move away from fossil fuels and get our energy from renewable sources. While most assume that will mean more wind and solar, there’s a clean and environmentally sound way to generate electricity that’s been hiding in plain sight but only recently became affordable to harness. For H2O Radio, Frani Halperin reports.

Early season snowfall in some parts of the Colorado River Basin have raised hopes of a drought recovery. But that optimism is likely premature.

In Colorado, higher than average snowfall in October and early November has allowed ski resorts to open early after a dismal start to last year’s season.

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Pam and Dan Rosenthal have a goal of skiing all the Ikon pass resorts in North America this winter while performing music to promote climate action and sustainable living. Pam and Dan will also be celebrating their 30th anniversary during this tour.

Gwen Garcelon

Gwen Garcelon shares about using inner tools to navigate the new information we have been given from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Town of Carbondale

Dan Richardson, Mayor of Carbondale, steps into a conversation about global warming, identity, and the gray zone of unresolved perspectives.

Bob Berwyn

Freelance environmental journalist Bob Berwyn writes about the effects of and responses to climate change from Europe. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Bob about new research that suggests parts of Colorado are at increasing risk for intense rain-on-snow flooding events.

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Drought is causing problems for Colorado anglers, ranchers, and recreationists. Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, covered meetings in Glenwood Springs this month of water officials from around the state. Here he talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about impacts on Colorado industries and on Lake Powell.

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Peter Fiekowsky is founder and president of Healthy Climate Alliance, whose goals are to remove 1 trillion tons of carbon from the atmosphere and restore the Arctic ice by 2050. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh at ARE Day 2018 about carbon removal.

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At the AREDay Summit last week, cryptocurrency dominated many discussions. One panel took the focus from cyber space and economic theories, back to Earth. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports with comments by Jerome Osentowski, founder of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Eden Vardy, founder and director of The Farm Collaborative, formerly known as Aspen TREE, and Jeremy Landua, co-author of Regenerative Enterprise.

Local Youth Capture Climate Change on Film

Jun 15, 2018
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Local students are using film to explore personal interests around climate change. Wild Rose Education, in partnership with CU-Boulder climate scientists and Colorado Film School mentors, bring Lens on Climate Change to the Roaring Fork Valley. Megan Webber, with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, has more. The community is invited to a screening of the five short films produced during the week at the Third Street Center on Saturday, June 16, at 2pm.

The Sopris Sun

Intern Laney Devers joins editor Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett to talk about the latest edition of the Sopris Sun.

The effects of climate change are already being felt at the headwaters of the West’s most important river system, according to a study released earlier this year.

The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization compiled the latest science on climate change in the Colorado River headwaters in a report titled Climate Change in the Headwater: Water and Snow Impacts (PDF), presented to the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments in February.

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Close to 100 people attended the Colorado River District’s State of the Rivers meeting in Carbondale last week. The news wasn’t good but some locals are ready to change how they use water. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.


Ed Mazria, world-renowned architect and CEO of the non-profit think tank, Architecture 2030, comes to Carbondale Friday for the Buildings for a Sustainable Future conference, presented by CLEER, CORE, and Garfield Clean Energy. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him this week about his work.

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Local students are rallying around climate change. Last week, youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez visited four schools in the Roaring Fork Valley to initiate a social media challenge, sponsored by CORE and CLEER with support from the Town of Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

As the snowpack and moisture in the Colorado River Basin show large areas of moderate to extreme drought, some are wondering if the term “drought” is misleading people into thinking it’s a temporary situation. Do we need a new vocabulary to describe conditions in the West? H2O Radio reports.

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Climate change and drought are taking a toll on pinyon pine and juniper woodlands, especially in the southwestern U.S.  Dr. Miranda Redmond, an assistant professor at Colorado State University, has researched this ecosystem. She is this week’s Naturalist Nights speaker and talked with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the pinyon pine and why it’s disappearing. Dr. Miranda Redmond will be at Carbondale’s Third Street Center Wednesday at 5:30 PM.

Sunlight 2017 Opening: Second-Latest Since 1985

Dec 19, 2017
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Sunlight Mountain Resort, near Glenwood Springs, is scheduled to open on December 21st – the second-latest opening day for the resort since 1985. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about how the resort is weathering the lack of weather and whether this dry spell has long-term implications.

Jutta Strohmaier

Bob Berwyn, contributing writer for Pacific Standard, believes that science will save the world. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Bob about his reporting from the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Michaela Mujica-Steiner

CRMS graduate Michaela Mujica-Steiner returned from the 23rd UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. Her youth delegation, SustainUS, interrupted the only official United States representation which focused on promoting fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Michaela Mujica-Steiner

 

CRMS graduate Michaela Mujica-Steiner is attending the 23rd UN Climate Conference, in Bonn Germany, with a youth delegation unofficially representing the United States. KDNK will be corresponding with Michaela throughout November with updates direct from COP23.

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The American pika are small, cute mammals that live in broken rock habitats or talus fields high in the mountains above treeline. Adorable as they are, these critters might have a serious story to tell about the impacts of climate change. Research is showing a correlation between the loss of ice and permafrost under the talus, and the disappearance of the animals. As temperatures rise, where pika live could indicate the health of a watershed—and foretell our future water supply. For H20 Radio, Frani Halperin and Jamie Sudler report.

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